“It’s not sex if you keep your socks on,” O/N announced earnestly.
Butterfli3 blushed and hung his head.
“Somehow I don’t think that’s how it works,” Migata laughed.
“Hello you lot!” A friendly voice called from the door of the waiting room, “ready for the interview? We go live in 5 minutes.”
You all looked up and smiled at one of the staff members who had just popped his head through the door.
“Lights, camera, action!” Migata said enthusiastically, jumping up and striking a pose, “I’m ready for my close up.”
“It’s not a photo shoot, Migata,” O/N said with a laugh.
“Oh,” he replied with a sheepish grin, “well, I’m ready anyway.”
The staff member at the door gave you all a confused look but chuckled anyway, “Free, is looking forward to meeting you all, she told me she’s a huge fan.”
“Free?” Butterfli3 asked.
“Yes, the interviewer,” the guy replied.
“What happened to Mixy?” Butterfli3 asked.
“Ah! She hasn’t been on for a while… then Free came to us just recently and told us she had done interviews before.
She’s really good, you’ll like her” he said with a smile.
“Do you know her?” Migata asked Butterfli3 as the staff member left.
Butterfli3 shook his head.
“No, I haven’t met her. I have had interviews with Mixy in the past and she was nice but I’ve never met Free?”
“Oh, ok, we’ll meet her soon enough then,” Migata said with a smile, walking confidently to the door.
“I’m not going to say much in the interview,” you said to O/N and a Butterfli3 as you walked to the door after Migata, “I didn’t really do much at the rescue so I’ll just stay quiet mostly.”
“Free will probably focus mainly on Butterfli3,” Migata said witha smile as he looked back over his shoulder at you all, marching down the hall in his usual striking fashion, “after all, Butterfli3 is the top player!”
“Yes, but you all helped in this mission,” Butterfli3 replied bashfully.
“You’re a star though,” O/N said from beside him, “and you have the flashiest moves.”
You all stopped at the curtains -at the request of the staff there- and listened to people in the crowd chatting away on the other side.
“There are a lot of people here! These interviews must be a popular thing in game.” You thought, glancing at your friends with you.
Suddenly loud introductory music started and you heard a jovial voice from the other side of the drapes.
“Hello everyone!” a bubbly, happy voice called to the crowd.
“That must be Free,” Migata whispered to you, his words almost being drowned out by the audience erupted into cheers and wolf whistling as she appeared on stage (unseen by you guys but seen by the crowd).
Just the sheer happiness in that voice was enough to make you smile and you felt like you would get along really well with this person.
“Shall we meet our special guests now?!” Free called to the crowd.
A resounding ‘yes’ sounded back from them and the host giggled joyously.
“Ok! Let’s call them out one by one then!” Free called charmingly, “Butterfli3?? Are you here?!”
Butterfli3 looked at the staff member closest to him and the guy nodded, pulling the drapes back a bit so that Butterfli3 could step though.
Thunderous clapping and cheering nearly deafened you as he appeared on set and Migata screamed and cheered his support from beside you behind the curtain.
“Migata is such a good friend,” you thought, watching the pride on his face as he caled out his own encouragement to his friend from behind the scene.
“Welcome Butterfli3!” The host greeted brightly,”wave for your fans! We’re all so happy to see you!”
Another cheer erupted then the host called for the next player.
“Migata! Are you hiding back there??” she called in a cheeky happy voice.
Migata beamed from ear to ear and without thinking plunged straight into the drapes, ripping them from the poles above and bringing them down in a heap at his, your, and O/N’s feet.
You blinked and stepped back as the stage lights shone directly into your eyes, raising one hand to shield your face for a second.
“Uh… sorry, I forgot my quirk doesn’t work here..” you heard Migata say.
The crowd laughed and cheered as Migata held up the peace sign- everyone not caring about his very goofy type entrance.
“And welcome to /N and, new player, U/N!” The host called excitedly.
You pulled your hand down and looked at her.
She was a petite girl of average height with long pink hair that had two pigtails tied either side of her head and the rest of the hair hanging long at the back.
“Please, come and have a seat!” she bubbled excitedly, dancing on her tippy toes then spinning around, her short skirt flicking around as she moved.
“One more round of applause for our hero team!” Free said in the happiness voice you had ever heard.
The crowd erupted again and you looked out into the throng of spectators, noticing that a few we’re holding up ‘we love you, Free’ signs.
“She’s very popular?” you thought as you took a seat next to Migata on the lounge.
“Thank you for coming in today!” the pink haired girl gushed, “I am a huge fan!”
“Pleasure is all ours,” Migata said with a smile, “it’s wonderful to meet you, Free.”
“Oh! You already know my name!” she giggled excitedly, spinning around again then facing him and pushing her hands between her knees then poking her butt out, “let’s be friends, yes?”
She extended her hand to Migata and you felt a little pang of jealousy at how forward she was being with your man but you didn’t move nor say anything.
“I’m friends with everyone,” Migata replied politely, not reaching forward to take her hand but rather sitting back and placing one arm around your shoulders.
You swelled with pride and straightened a little, flicking one leg up over the other and showing off your thigh.
Free stiffened a little but maintained her bubbly exterior as she spun back around to the crowd and called for their attention.
“Shall we ask questions of our guests?” she called excitedly, her enthusiasm catching on super quick.
“Yes!” the crowd called in unison.
“Ok!” she replied, acting out a snappy salute to the crowd and clicking her heels together before spinning back to face you all.
“U/N!” she called loudly, pointing directly at you, “tell us about yourself, you’re new here, yes? What role did you play during the DARING rescue of the players from the pterodactyl’s nest?”
You clammed up, not expecting to be put on the spot straight away.
“She was our undercover goddess!” Migata announced proudly, arm tightening around yor shoulders, “without her there, who knows what could have happened to us!”
“Ah! So you’re very smart then, U/N. I wonder what you do in real life then? What is your job?” Free probed with a carefree smile.